My Watermelon Margarita Recipe

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Cheers, my dears! It’s Friday!

If you’ve ever had fresh watermelon margaritas you know how delightful they are! They aren’t too sweet, they don’t give you a headache, and they are refreshing in the heat of a Texas summer. My trick for these is to focus on your watermelon juice, add salt, and lots of lime! I feel guilty even calling this a recipe because it’s probably my easiest margarita recipe I make.  Now I always eyeball these based on the pitcher I’m serving out of, but hopefully, this recipe base can help you serve them for friends or family, as well.

For making margaritas, my favorite tequila is Casamigos Blanco.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Seedless Watermelon {start here and see if you need more depending on your juicer, I typically start with 3 servings of cut Watermelon from the grocery store and go from there.}
  • 2 Cups of Tequila
  • 1/4 Cup Water- I do this to soften the taste of watermelon if I know some people won’t want anything too fruit-forward. However, you can totally nix this step!
  • The Juice of 4 Limes
  • 2 TBS Sugar {I’ve made this into a simple syrup by stirring it on the stove and honestly, we just like these more with you combine the sugar directly into the pitcher!}
  • Salt
  • Lime to Garnish

Directions

  1. First, you want to get your watermelon juice! I use our juicer, but you can also blend your cubed watermelon. If you use a blender, you also want to use a strainer over your pitcher or a bowl and use a spatula to push the juice through. This will create a smooth juice!
  2. I’ll add 1/4 cup of water to the pitcher with the watermelon juice.
  3. Add in 2 cups of tequila, or whatever your preference is.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of 4 limes your pitcher along with your sugar. I use this to juice. Stir well, then add ice! Let this sit for a few minutes so the tequila and watermelon juice can really mix.
  5. Take a lime wedge around the rim of your glass, dip your glass in coarse salt {these margaritas need salt on the rim, not sugar!}, and pour!

The great thing about serving cocktails is you can totally adjust this recipe to your preferences. Just remember, the tequila I use, not skimping on making your watermelon juice, and all the lime and salt! 😉 Some people prefer these with a simple syrup, and you can make that by mixing sugar and watermelon juice on the stove, but when I’ve made these for family and friends, they prefer it when I just directly pour my sugar into the pitcher. And hey- that makes this easier on you for cleanup. This watermelon margarita recipe never lasts long around friends and fajitas, so be sure to juice plenty of more watermelon before your party so you have more in the fridge for backup. Another trick, if you have leftover watermelon cubes that don’t get used is to infuse your tequila for the next pitcher. Take a mason jar with your leftover watermelon, and fill it with your tequila. Leave in the fridge and try it in the next pitcher.

Enjoy, friends!

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5 Comments

  1. What an Instagrammable recipe! Love the photos! ❤️✨

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    Published 16 Aug 19Reply
  2. Jessica wrote:

    Um yum! Adding this to my list of bevs to make post pregnancy 😋 thanks for sharing!

    Published 16 Aug 19Reply
  3. Jazz wrote:

    I love the sound of this recipe and am adding it to my list to make! Watermelon isn’t my favorite fruit but, for some reason, I love it with tequila. 🙂

    Published 16 Aug 19Reply